05/25/18 11:30am

The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by HB.

Newburgh artisan crafts custom guitars [THR]
‘My Generation Is Never Going to Have That’ [P]
4 Factors that can make affordable housing not so affordable [ST]
Newburgh is The Undisputed Best Town in the Hudson Valley  [WPDH]
845 Life: Festival chairman aims to keep Newburgh’s light shining [THR]
Hudson Valley finding new ways to circumvent workforce decline, flow population growth [MHN]

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05/23/18 7:30am

Erika Norton Urie is trying to help find homes for stray cats in Newburgh with her Instagram page Newburgh’s Little Cuties. Read more below:

This is Mr. MauMau who is an abandoned cat that has lived in my backyard.  Would you consider posting this little photo?  I’m also trying to find a home for the rest of them and have started a page called Newburgh’s Little Cuties.  I spat and neuter all of them, vaccinate them and have managed to find homes for a few so far.  I want to end the stray care problem in my neighborhood in a positive and humane way.  

05/18/18 11:30am

The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by HB. (Before the tornado)

Downtown: A love story [CVM]
Newburgh to start repaving city streets [MHN]
Why Cities Boom While Towns Struggle [WSJ]
Newburgh residents help neighbors in storm’s aftermath [THR]
Newburgh residents rally together after tornado batters city [ABC]
Two Agendas At Cross Purposes in Newburgh’s Housing Debate [OCP]
Mobster Dutch Schultz found refuge at Dominick Petrilli’s Newburgh home [PJ]
Cynthia Nixon Discovers That In Newburgh It’s Not Just About the Rents [OCP]

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05/15/18 9:15pm

So sad for Newburgh tonight and the two lives that were lost during today’s tornado. Most have no electricity and no cell phone service in the city. This is just some of the damage on Liberty Street where the roofs came off two buildings. The city is in a state of emergency.

05/15/18 7:30am

Dutch artist, Paulien Lethen, is opening the Holland Tunnel Art Gallery in Newburgh on May 25 (5-10pm) and May 26 (1-6pm) in a renovated 1860’s warehouse at 46 Chambers Street. The gallery will feature opening exhibition work by local and international artists and live jazz by Dutch pianist/vocalist Heleen Schuttevaer, Lethen’s sister, and other musicians.

The Chambers Street gallery is the newest location for the Holland Tunnel Gallery which originated in 1997 in Williamsburg in a Home Depot garden shed in Lethen’s backyard. It immediately received press in The New York Times and became a neighborhood icon. In 2000 the Dutch sisters, Paulien and Heleen, opened Holland Tunnel Gallery Paros in Greece, with summer exhibitions and concerts in a 400 year old merchant house.

The Holland Tunnel Art Gallery in Newburgh will be a new venue for exhibitions, performances, concerts and movie screenings. The other spaces in the building are artist studios. Paulien comments that she feels the same artistic energy of Williamsburg in the ‘90’s – then known as The New Bohemia. She is happy to offer a new cultural venue and art center in the historic district of Newburgh where art and people can get together.

For information:
hollandtunnelart@gmail.com
www.hollandtunnelgallery.com

The exhibition will feature works by Jesus Antoshka, Kakyung Cho, Marieken Cochius, Steve Gerberich, Lynn Isaacson, Paulien Lethen, Julie Lindell, Bix Lye, Sinjin Lye, Jan Mulder, Kent Peterson, Jacques Roch, Judy Thomas, Audra Wolowiec

Jazz performances by Heleen Schuttevaer (piano, vocals) and guests; line up TBA